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Ruapehu Restaurant

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State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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New Zealand
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had two excellent meals here. Food was great, staff friendly and efficient and lovely ambience. Beef tenderloins main and cardamom panacotta were highlights. Also had breakfast buffet here - good selection of hot and continental breakfast with the coffee machine being the only disappointment.

Thank Fourkiwis
Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was just perfect. The wine menu was very good, the waiter was lovely and the food just perfect. Well done.

Thank Jenflipcow
Waikanae, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the food was lovely but the sauces were odd - brown salty gravy all over salmon or chicken? The menu at the front wasn't offered - some dishes on it were available as the choice of 2 courses of three - but we were puzzled as it was advertised as a la carte but became an unpriced "sentimental menu", which... More 

Thank AnnetteRM2015
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent breakfast with a huge variety to suit all tastes. So luxurious sitting under chandeliers with amazing mountain views

Thank kimz120
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was buffet. Good selection, and most tables have views out the window. Dinner was excellent, great service and food. Prices are city prices but menu and service were worth it. Booked for a certain time and table was waiting

Thank KL4424
Whitianga, New Zealand
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overpriced with average food. Part of our meal was cooked vegetables and one of our servings had one small carrot on it whilst the other had four carrots - a bit inconsistent! Jus was outstanding though but meat was not medium rare and a bit overdone. Breakfast was too pricey for a buffet at $26 per person. Pleasant surroundings though... More 

Thank dive_revive
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the room, the setting and the hotel. I have an issue where you pay top dollar only to be let down by the service and food quality. Our first night in the hotel we came to the Ruapehu room for dinner. There were only three other tables that were occupied so quite empty. Having to get up and... More 

Thank nipitinthebud
Hamilton, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here for my Daughters 26th Birthday. Very nice. The Sunday Buffet lunch. Fantastic. Great views, food and the interior was amazing. Well worth the drive. Very reasonable price for the lunch also.

Thank PaulANewman
Central Oregon, Oregon
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Dinner in the restaurant was good. I had the swordfish entree (good). My steak was tender and cooked to perfection. I also had vegetables and potatoes, and sorbet for dessert, all good. Others at the table tried the pork belly (good), the salmon (one was good, but one was very mushy), and the pea soup was excellent. The breakfast selection... More 

Thank walkalot4ever
Tokoroa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 13, 2017

I recently enjoyed having High Tea with a friend at the Chateau. On a perfect sunny day we enjoyed little sandwiches, scones with jam & cream, cheese cakes and the most delicious creme brulee. We could choose from a selection of teas or coffee. We sat in front of the huge picture windows with the mountain in full view, just... More 

Thank terri54thomas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
  • Phone Number: 0800.CHATEAU

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?